- The Nigerian Air force has killed several armed bandits during airstrikes on their base in Kaduna state
- The airstrikes were carried out after credible intelligence reports
- Jets and helicopter gunships were used in the attack
The Nigerian Air Force has killed several armed bandits after it carried out airstrikes on their base in the Kuduru and Kwaimbana forest areas of Kaduna state.
According to the defence headquarters, the airstrikes which were executed on 2 and 3 September after credible intelligence reports indicated that the locations were being used as staging areas by the bandits.
Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets and helicopter gunships dispatched to the locations took turns in bombarding the target areas leading to the neutralization of several of the bandits and their dwellings.
Meanwhile, following the growing insecurity in Nigeria, representatives of ethnic groups, civil society organizations and faith-based groups across the country have met and charged the federal government to find a lasting solution to the incessant loss of human lives.
Legit.ng reports that the meeting which comprised over 60 associations was facilitated by the chairman, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, (AYCF), Alhaji Yerima Shetima and other human rights crusaders.
In a communiqué issued after a one-day summit of national leaders of socio-political groups said they were alarmed by the general state of insecurity and incessant killings which have left several communities at the mercy of a murderous insurgency, marauding killers, bandits and kidnappers.
In another report, a political activist, Shehu Sani has given recommendations to President Muhammadu Buhari on how the ethno religious crisis in parts of the north can be resolved.
Sani, who is a former senator on Monday, August 31, stated that the herdsmen-farmers violence conflict could be resolved by the recommendations he provided.
The activist advised the president to seek the help of some northern elder statesmen as mediators in resolving crises in the region.
Still on security, in what might likely come to affect Nigeria when it comes to food production, reports have it that over 78,000 farmers have abandoned the farmland in Borno, Katsina, Taraba, Plateau and other states in the north.
This is due to the continuous menace of Boko Haram terrorists, bandits and herdsmen.
The Guardian reported that about 56,000 Internally Displaced Households (IDH) farmers from 28 communities in Borno state have lost no less than 504,000 metric tonnes of food since 2015.
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